Book Review: Sweat Street by DJ Swykert.

18 Feb
Book Review: Sweat Street by DJ Swykert.

Sweat Street is the second book I have read by Author DJ Swykert. The first book I read of his The Death of Anyone was brilliant and I loved how the Author really knew his stuff as a previous 911 operator. You can read my review of it HERE!


Sweat Street follows the same kind of gripping crime thriller that I was hoping for from this Author, so I certainly wasn’t disappointed and this book just confirmed what I already knew about DJ Swykert being a talented and knowledgeable Author.




Yuki, a young street girl, witnesses Jack Delgato murder another police officer and an informant. Yuki runs for her life as Delgato relentlessly pursues the only witness to the killing.


Published January 18th 2016 by Magic Masterminds LLC

My Thoughts:

Sweat Street is a short story that is packed full with thrills and grittiness. Yuki is a street girl who is wise to the underworld and knows how to get to what she wants. One night she accidentally is witness to something she wishes she had never seen. 

Again the Author writes a realistic believable story of life on the street, the American underworld, the corruption, drugs and prostitution and all this is packed into a short story with a big impact. 

I got a full impression of the type of character Yuki is, and for a street girl she was surprisingly likeable. The Author described her looks and characteristics so well that I have developed a picture of her in my mind. 

I really like the writing style of the Author, the tale is written with knowledge but also easy to follow while gripping and thrilling for for me to want to read it all in one go.  I really enjoyed Sweat Street, and I highly recommend Sweat Street and this Author and his other books. 






Posted by on February 18, 2017 in Books


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6 responses to “Book Review: Sweat Street by DJ Swykert.

  1. Donna

    February 18, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Yuki being my dog’s name, I might have problems with the character 🙂 But I love how you mention the author’s writing is skillfully efficient so that she doesn’t turn into a generic street girl but a real person in your mind. Great review!

    • chocolatepages

      February 18, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Nice name for a dog. It was a strange name for a character, but it added to her uniqueness. Thank you.

      • Donna

        February 18, 2017 at 2:21 pm

        Well, I chose to call her bravery or courage because I got her when I needed a friend the most, and it suits her so well 🙂 I do have a couple of Japanese friends called Yuki, which makes things awkward at parties, haha!

      • chocolatepages

        February 18, 2017 at 2:24 pm

        Less awkward that you know the meaning and you have a reason for your dog’s name. Good choice, I’m glad you have an amazing dog like that. ❤

  2. irena_bookdustmagic

    February 20, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Stupid question but here it comes – what is street girl? Is that prostitute?
    Anyway, I am glad that the writer’s style suits you and that you wanted to read the book in one sitting.

    • chocolatepages

      February 20, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Yes she is a prostitute. I guess a slightly nicer name for it but the same thing. 😉


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